To start a tradition in your community!

Long Lake Conservation Center started in 1963! Over the years we have provided nature-based programming to hundreds of thousands of learners. 50% of our schools have been making Long Lake a tradition for over 30 years! With that kind of commitment, communities of learners are created, and the tradition becomes a part of your community!

The Adventures in Nature Field Study is the classic Long Lake experience. Learners attend an overnight (2 - 5 days) trip with diverse offerings in nature based, experiential and social learning. The focus of this trip is to invite learners to participate in multiple adventures over the course of one trip. “Adventures” are 1 hour and 15 minute programs in an array of subject matters (social studies, STEM, ELA, and more). Each adventure is outdoors, learner centered, and utilizes the field study model of harvesting experience to be used back in the school classroom. This Field Study is recommended for groups seeking a well-rounded experience in nature, an invitation to continue learning back in the classroom, and a wide variety of educational opportunities.

Adventures in Nature Field Study is a highly customizable program. Teachers and trip coordinators choose the Adventures their students will embark on in their planning workbook. Email to get your workbook sent to you as soon as possible!

What is the Adventures in Nature Field Study?

This Field Study is our most popular school group overnight! 

We think this Field Study is well suited for 4th graders to 8th graders. But, opportunities abound! We can easily customize an Adventures in Nature Field Study for high school students, college groups, and even adult learners!


Long Lake can provide programming for a maximum of 220 and people during one Field Study. Many schools choosing the Adventures in Nature Field Study, choose to bring one half of their student body on Monday-Wednesday trip and the second half on a Wednesday through Friday trip. 

Who can participate in the Adventures in Nature Field Study?

When can we embark on an Adventures in Nature Field Study?

Long Lake Conservation Center is open all year-round. Each season offers different opportunities for learning and discovery, as well as, different adventure/programing offerings. To place a date inquiry, visit our Request a Quote page and fill out the form. Our Long Lake coordinators will get right back to you with dates, approximate costs, and even more info!

Where will we stay during our Field Study?

Long Lake sits on 760 acres in Aitkin County. Our almost one square mile includes a variety of ecosystems, including; a private lake, acres of bog, large hardwood forest, mature pine stands, natural lake shore, ephemeral ponds, kettle holes, and wetlands.


We have 220 beds in large, modern, dormitory lodges; full-service dining where we serve family style and focus on food conservation; multiple meeting spaces, and we focus on renewable energy sources for our campus.


So, no. You do not stay outside with potentially hundreds of middle schoolers. Instead, you will sleep in secure, modern lodge building with dorm rooms. But, when it comes to classrooms, we go to the best one with a wide variety of tools for learning and discovery; NATURE!

How much does the Adventures in Nature Field Study cost?

Cost depends on the number of participants, number of days, etc. Most commonly we offer 3-day trips or 5-day trips. Here are price sheets for each trip duration!

3-day Long Lake Field Study Prices

5-day Long Lake Field Study Prices

Why should we choose the Adventures in Nature Field Study?

Keep swiping, we have lots of reasons!

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